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SQUIRREL! I’m joining Cisco.

squirrel-xsmallFrom the Cisco Data Center Networks Blog:

So, for me, one of the best parts of working here at Cisco is the opportunity to work with some incredibly smart folks.  Today, I can add one more person to that group of folks—Christofer Hoff is joining the Cisco Data Center Solutions team.  Chris has built a solid reputation in the industry for domain expertise, forward thinking and incisive commentary blended with a healthy dose of wit.  I know Chris has the tenacity of a squirrel chasing an acorn, and I am personally quite pleased to welcome Chris to the team as I see he will add both depth and breadth to our efforts.  So, if you are not familiar with Chris, definitely check out his blog, Rational Survivability and you can also follow him on Twitter as @Beaker.

Thanks for the warm welcome, Omar.  I’m beyond psyched. Besides getting to work with some awesome friends, I finally get to hug a Nexus 7000.  Getting my fingers back in the pie with cutting-edge technology, partners and customers should translate into even more interesting things to discuss when appropriate.  I can’t wait.

To answer your question before you ask it: “Yes, Same blog time. Same blog channel. Now with extra datacenter fu.”


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  1. June 9th, 2009 at 04:48 | #1

    Congratulations on the new job!

  2. vTrooper
    June 9th, 2009 at 06:08 | #2


    Heck man if you wanted to hug a 7K why didn't you say so earlier? I had one with a bad chassis that I sent back to your new lab.

  3. June 9th, 2009 at 22:11 | #3

    Do Cisco know what they are in for??

    Congratulations, I hope everything goes well for you.

    I hope you still have time to blog!

  4. June 10th, 2009 at 06:42 | #4

    Congratulations Hoff! You know you'll be at Cisco until you retire, right? People who join Cisco never leave.

  5. Rob Randell
    June 10th, 2009 at 16:54 | #5


    Congrats on the new gig. I am glad to see you land in such a good spot. BTW…I think the reference to the squirrel by Omar was actually a reference to Ice Age…at least based on this comment: "tenacity of a squirrel chasing an acorn". Although you can be easily distracted like in Up. 😉

    Good Luck in the new gig!

  6. June 11th, 2009 at 09:56 | #6

    Good news on your new gig. Are you really "director of #cloud and #virtualization," as purported by this tweet:

    ccg: RT @ColinSteele #Cisco hires @beaker as director of #cloud and #virtualization: http://is.gd/YVC4 – About time. 🙂 Congrats, man.



  7. June 11th, 2009 at 11:14 | #7

    Thanks to all of you!

    …and to @Roger Jennings specifically, the answer is "so they tell me. ;)"


  8. David O'Berry
    June 12th, 2009 at 16:12 | #8

    Grats Hoff.

    The Cisco rep for my area asked me today if I knew Cristofer Hoff? I said..

    Runs a blog, virtsec? Smart guy? Bostonish area?

    I thought, what an odd question…and who uses his first name anyway..

    It's like Madonna only it's Hoff ya know? 😉

    Seriously though, congratulations. I cannot think of a better person to lead this area forward for Cisco.

    Just don't let em start introducing you as Cristofer…people may revolt.


  9. David O'Berry
    June 12th, 2009 at 18:15 | #9

    Ermm..I knew that looked odd..he spelled it without the h I think..or maybe my brain revolted and I left it out…I will check my emails…either way grats

  10. June 15th, 2009 at 07:04 | #10

    Happy new job, Mr H – and glad to see that the blog will continue.

    Cisco's an interesting choice, especially given everything that's going on. I'd suggest hooking up with Paul King, if you get the opportunity; a smart and well-connected guy.

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